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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Could This Bring the Indian Government Down? Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 1:24 AM ET

    A sharp rise in the cost of onions – a vegetable of volatile price that is credited with toppling two Indian governments since 1980 – has sent jitters through the Congress-led coalition government of Manmohan Singh, the prime minister. FT reports.

  • Why Your Super Bowl Party Will Cost More This Year Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Chicken wing prices have spiked, making this year's Super Bowl parties more expensive than last year. Maybe it's time to serve bacon instead of wings!

  • 'The Rock,' America's New Milkman Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 9:49 AM ET
    The Rock on 'Got Milk'

    Per capita milk consumption has fallen 23 percent since 1975. Does milk need a super hero? Enter Dwayne Johnson, aka "The Rock," America's new milkman.

  • Agrium CEO Pushes Back Against Big Investor Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:01 AM ET
    Mike Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Agrium Inc

    Agrium CEO Mike Wilson told CNBC Tuesday that criticism from activist hedge fund Jana Partners, which has called for a breakup of the Canadian fertilizer company, "has no legs."

  • Snowfall Too Light to Ease Drought in US Crop Belt Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Light snow expected next week in crop growing areas of the United States will provide only minor relief from the worst drought in more than 50 years, an agricultural meteorologist said Friday.

  • The Drought's Impact on Food Prices Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Despite the warnings that last summer's historic drought would drive up the cost of food, prices rose only 2.6 percent in 2012. But food inflation is expected to rise above the historical average in 2013.

  • DuPont CEO on Q4 Earnings & Agriculture Biz Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    DuPont CEO on Q4 Earnings & Agriculture Biz

    DuPont reported Q4 revenue of $7.3 billion versus and estimate of $7.258 billion. More on the quarter and what's ahead for the company, with DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • West Coast Wrap: Live Cattle, Artichokes & More Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    West Coast Wrap: Live Cattle, Artichokes & More

    Live cattle futures fell on news of dwindling supplies, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Veggie Freeze: Why Your Salad Will Cost You More Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Frozen cauliflower crop in Coahella, California.

    Nearly all of the fresh lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes and other winter vegetables grown in the U.S. come from Southern California and Arizona, and the USDA said prices have jumped considerably.

  • Farmers & the Freeze Bonus Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Farmers & the Freeze Bonus

    CNBC's Jane Wells on how the deep freeze may be bad for consumers but is very good for farmers.

  • Bitter Cold Grips California, Damaging Citrus Crops Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Oranges sit on the ground damaged by a severe cold snap.

    A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

  • Here's Where Corn Could Pop: Futures Pro Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    Pro trader Jim Iuorio explains how he's trading corn futures now.

  • Pro: Watch Wheat Heading Into Crop Report

    India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.

  • Food Prices to Stay High in 2013 Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:20 PM ET
    Food Prices to Stay High in 2013

    Commodity and food prices are expected to go higher in 2013, with Erin Lash, Morningstar.

  • Corn, Wheat Surge on Crop Data Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Corn, Wheat Surge on Crop Data

    Corn and wheat prices are spiking now on the back of a widely watched report on the nation's crop production, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Beyond High Heels: Luxury Executives Offer $9 Milk Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 12:54 PM ET
    Manolo Blahnik executives, George Malkemus & Tony Yurgaitis.

    The same executives who hope you add $595 Manolo Blahniks to your holiday shopping list also want a spot in your grocery cart.

  • Australia's GrainCorp Rejects ADM Offer Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:17 PM ET

    GrainCorp rejected on Thursday a sweetened $2.9 billion bid from U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland.

  • Averting a US Agricultural Cliff? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
    Averting a US Agricultural Cliff?

    The U.S. "fiscal cliff" is not the only issue dividing congress. Erich Kuss, Hong Kong Director, US Agricultural Trade Office describes how Democrats and Republicans differ on what to do with the farm bill, which expired in September.

  • The State of Global Agriculture Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
    The State of Global Agriculture

    How the U.S. drought is affecting the global agriculture business, and how to play the industry, with Martin Richenhagen, CEO of Agco Corporation.

  • Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington

    If the cliff has you nervous, there may be some relaxing news, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.